The Weigh-In: BOG Recommends Elimination of Centers

A Board of Governors panel has recommended the elimination of three university centers, including UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity. Moreover, the panel has¬†called for further¬†review of thirteen more centers, including UNC’s Center for Civil Rights. Many are criticizing the process as politically motivated. What’s your take?

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“Fifty one years ago, on June 26, 1963, the General Assembly passed the so-called ‘Speaker Ban Bill,’ widely denounced as an egregious affront to free speech and the independence of the University. The close to five-year-long saga surrounding the bill culminated in a court case and a ruling against the Speaker Ban, titled Dickson, et al. v. Sitterson, et al. The lead plantiff, Paul Dickson, was none other than UNC’s student body president. Student government can be a medium for change.”

Andrew Powell

Student body president candidate, 2014

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“Who’s going to TOPO tonight?”

Andrew Powell

Student body president, 2015

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“I’ll see ya there Andy P.”

Tom Ross

Recently fired President of the University of North Carolina system